Skip to Main Content
Thought Leadership

Speaker, "Hospice Compliance Certificate Program," 2023 NHPCO Annual Leadership Conference

Speaking Engagements

Andrew Brenton, Emily Solum, Meg Pekarske, Bryan Nowicki, and Erin Burns will present the "Hospice Compliance Certificate Program," at the NHPCO Annual Leadership Conference from September 30 to October 1, 2023.

Successful programs today need to know the basics of healthcare compliance, including developing a compliance program, compliance risk assessment, compliance policies and procedures, and anonymous reporting. The importance and applicability of the Stark law, anti-kickback statutes, and inducements for referrals and incentives for marketing will also be covered. The course will cover when you need a lawyer and how to respond to an audit or request for records. It is critical to also look at hospice-specific topics to apply back home, including a detailed review of the federal hospice regulations including Conditions of Payment, conducting an internal audit, looking at organizational ethics related to compliance, and audit scrutiny. The two-day course promises to be just what those interested in hospice compliance are looking for – hospice specific compliance content, up to the minute compliance updates, and application back home. Breakfast and lunch are included on both days. The workshop agenda is subject to change.

Topics include:

  • Identify the 27 risk areas for hospices identified by the OIG, along with tools to evaluate a hospice's compliance
  • Review Medicare hospice regulations, including the Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Payment
  • Review components of organizational ethics related to compliance risk
  • List components and structure of an internal compliance audit, complete with topics and identified staff
  • List specific areas for inducement for referrals and incentives for marketing
  • Identify strategies for attorney-client privilege and how to use it in investigations and audits

For more information, visit the event website


Andrew Brenton

Senior Counsel

Emily M. Solum


Erin E. Burns

Senior Associate